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Guest Post: Mariah, Rya Pie

Mariah is a fellow Washingtonian and I adore her! She has posted some of the most open, honest, and beautiful posts I’ve read around the blogosphere, and with gorgeous photos and impeccable style to boot! I’m hoping to meet up with her SOON, but until then… reading her blog will have to do!

Hey there all you gorgeous owlets! (Yes I have named you owlets. Not to worry, I’m one too. We all love Kristina. Embrace it.) It’s Mariah, from Rya Pie,  here to share with you my top 5 pinkest-of-the-pink lipsticks! When the lovely momma owl contacted me about a guest post, I starting storming up all things little girl and my mind just flashed right to lipstick. I loved doing my mom’s makeup as a kid, and I certainly still love doing my own. If you know me at all, (if not, hey there!) you know I love me a good lipstick. Here are the prettiest pinks I own (and you should too!).

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Pink #1 MAC Rose Lily. This pink is soft, sheer, and versatile. It can just as easily hang out with an everyday look as it can class up your job interview. The latter is exactly what I had going on when I threw this look together, hence the natural brows. (I feel like a daycare calls for more natural brows, right?) Anywho, this pink is perfect for just about any sitch, and is nice and creamy so your lips won’t dry out if you decide to wear it all day. While this shade was limited edition, MAC’s Real Doll is pretty similar.

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Pink #2 MAC Saint Germain. To the untrained eye this shade might look exactly like Rose Lily, but I promise it isn’t. Saint Germain is Rose Lily’s older sister. She is brighter, bolder, and ready for a night on the town. The Saint is classified as an amplified shade, and it most certainly is. I think this is great for anyone into bright pinks who wants to be a little adventurous, while still having a very workable color. Also great for anyone who likes to match their liqueurs to their lipsticks. (Saint Germain also being a very tasty elderflower concoction that is very, very low in actual alcohol.)

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Pink #3 MAC Candy Yum-Yum. This pink is not for the faint of heart. Neon perfectly describes this shade, and yet I still think it looks good on everyone I’ve seen it on. I truly think it flatters all skin tones, but then again I also think the only thing you need to rock any lipstick is a little pinch of confidence. Candy Yum-Yum is just as sweet as its name, and also matte, which I adore.

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Pink #4 MAC Viva Glam Nicki. So before you kick me for featuring two discontinued MAC shades, you should know that Pinkerbell by Wet n Wild is identical to this shade. So calm down. Viva Glam Nicki is a softer pink, which isn’t what I expected from Nicki’s Viva color (she brought the spunk with the purple Nicki 2), but I adore this lipstick. For some reason, I rarely wear it, but after taking these photos that will definitely change. This shade is soft and sweet, brining a little warmth to our previously cool-hued lineup. Plus the dupe I mentioned is $1.99, so there’s no reason not to try it.

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Pink #5 MAC Viva Glam Miley. While Miley is certainly a hotly debated topic, I think we can all agree that this lipstick is a win-win situation. It is a vivacious bright pink that screams, “Hello I am amazing look at me!” and then softly whispers in your ear, “I’ll also make your teeth look whiter since I’m so bright.” Talk about a girl’s best friend. Plus all the proceeds from this line go to AIDS research. I think that is pretty dandy. Plus can you imagine this color once it snows? Gorgeous.

Well, that’s it! I’m back over to my own blog! Make sure to take the time to stop and wish Kristina a big congrats on her gorgeous new baby girl! Welcome to the family little Evangeline. You are already so very loved.